Saturday, June 28, 2008
so i met with a personal trainer today as a following session that i got when i joined my gym for the summer. i have lost like 1 pounds this month and i was kinda really frustrated because not only is my weight the same, but my measurements are the same and my clothes fit the same. so all in all, other than the fact that i knew i was doing everything right, absolutely nothing changed.
he took me through my upper body strength training and told me that basically i'm not pushing myself enough because every exercise i should be at near fatigue not just on the last time going through the circuit but every time. so yea, i guess i need to up my weight and push harder. i need to get that scrunchy-like-this-really-sucks-face. haha. oh well. so i'm just glad that there is something that i can change. you know, something to say like oh well you need to do this and that should give you more results. well something that wasnt like oh well cut out this food and that food and don't ever have alcohol or 1 calorie more than 1200 calories. because what i've got going on now, i can do just fine.
i also want to start running again. but not slow running like i was doing. like fast. i want to ideally run at 7.5mph (8 minute mile) on the treadmill for atleast 4 miles. but that goal just like my weight is going to take a long time. so i'm starting at running 1/4th of mile and raising it 1/8th mile every week or 2 weeks. so by next may (same time i wanna reach my goal weight) i want to be running 5x/wk atleast 3-6 miles at 7.5 mph.
yea. so tonight is supposed to be my cheat meal and i just really didn't feel like it for dinner. honestly, i don't feel deprived at all. like i ate out this week, got my chinese fix, had a hotdog for lunch one day, had my favorite bbq chicken pizza, had a few beers last night at slowpitch. i dunno, like i've been really suprised that i can fit all this stuff in. my trainer told me for my weight that i should stay around 1600 calories... but i'm thinking maybe i should cut it down to 1200 for the 2 months before i go back to school before i really have to face temptations to help cut some additional weight before i start because that's when its going to get really tough.